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Cooling problems I just purchased a 5 yr old home. It had one previous owner who lived there untill just recently. It appears my RUUD air conditioner isnt cooling correctly. When it is cool outside (70 degrees), the unit shoots out nice COLD air, but when its hot outside (85-90 degrees), it blows cool air 78 degrees is the coldest. I had a handy man my parents know come by and look at the unit. He cleaned the coils, checked the freon levels, hooked-up this mechanism to make sure the unit was operating properly. But he couldn't come to a solution. So what could it be? Also note, my next door neighbor has the exact same unit and same size home, but her home cools just fine.

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Re: cooling problems

Inside coil could be undersized. Have a tech check inside coil rating. Sometimes people only change out what they perceive to be bad. Its best to change inside coil nad condenser at the same time

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Re: cooling problems

Check the filters inside and the evap coil to make sure it isnt filthy. The evap coil can be cleaned with a credit card if its wet. The large line outside should sweat all the way to the compressor if its got enough freon. Will freeze when its cool outside or not sweat at all if its low. Good luck with it.

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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